Tower Hamlets

Group run

Frame of Thrones

17 runners ran 2.0km to help the Oxford House in Tower Hamlets.

  • Bryon Chan
  • Martin Quinlan
  • Steve
  • Greenwich runner
  • Laura Williams
  • Si
  • Katherine
  • Rachel Roberts
  • Eimear
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Chris Bell
  • Leo
  • Peter Phillips
  • Isabelle
  • Emma
  • Rohan
  • Robert Cooke
Monday, 4th of November 2019
Led by Laura Williams

Oh, what a night

What a night! 17 runners gathered in our hotel room where tonight we were joined by the new GG Barking trainer, Peter! What a treat. Peter wasted no time in getting to know the team, finding out what we were up to tonight and generally proving to be a huge asset to the team. Lucky Barking.

We were also lucky enought to be joined by Jenny from Greenwich GG tonight - lovely to meet you Jenny, and hope we see you again soon! And it was Rob's first run, who also proved to be a wonderful addition to the crew. Come again soon Rob!

We set out for tonight's task a little after 7 (long story) and headed the short distance along bustling Bethnal Green Road to Oxford House, beautifully backmarked by Kat, where tonight Deborah had all manner of tasks awaiting us. To give you some background, Deborah is planner supreme. We arrived to neat rows of balls of string, bin liners, spirit measure, paint trays, name it... all laid out carefully on the cafe counter with accompanying post-its and runners numbers allocated. A trainer's dream.

The Task(s)

So 4 teams were dispatched throughout the building:

  • One team were tasked with putting up Oxford House pictures in the basement.
  • Another team prepped another area of the basement for a new exhibition, displaying impressive lifting skills as they carted boxes and furniture over multiple floors.
  • A third were assigned to decorating in the main entrance area as one exhibition makes way for another.
  • A fourth team willingly and valiantly headed out front on what's an increasingly chilly Monday night to clear the garden area of leaves.

We then had a splinter task of some furniture relocation which involved the leaf team joining Kat for an adventure up to the Chapel. Yes, the chapel. Who knew. The team were then treated to a quick view of the roof terrace area. All part of the orientation process obviously.

And then it was 8 and we bounded (traipsed) up to the dance studio where I treated the team to a high octane, pulse-raising session this evening. Thank you to our brilliant-but-injured Isabelle who helped out by taking bundles of pics.

We finished with a smile, a wave, and a huge sense of achievement. Again: What. A. Night.

Get it in the diary QUICK

Now, next week, we're heading to the Royal London to see what Nancy and the Barts Volunteers need a hand with in the run up to Christmas. You can check it out and sign up here.

While before that, on Friday, GoodGym is going out,out. Yes, it's the November social. But this is no ordinary social. This is the #GG10 social celebration and our outgoing social secretary's last social. Yes, come on down and say thank you and cheerio to the legend who is Pritesh, who has inspired so many TH runners to extend their GoodGym activity beyond running and tasking. As one of our runners, new to us this year, said after her first social, "Pritesh is the best human being." So there we go. Details are here.

Well, that just leaves me to say cheerio for this week: thanks to the Tower Hamlets crew, and Oxford House, and Deborah Fowler, for another life-enhancing night, and HAVE A TRULY WONDERFUL week everyone.

Report written by Laura Williams

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Laura Williams

Laura Williams
Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Runners helping out

  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Isabelle
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Isabelle
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Katherine

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